Monday, March 1, 2021

 First post of this year and it's already week 5!  Apologies for the delay and a warm welcome to you all.  

Although only early days, the year is already shaping up into one where our ability to be flexible is going to be a necessity.  The blog is a great way to stay in contact wherever we may be physically located and in the case where we may not be as present in the school environment as we would like to be.  I aim to post regularly on here ensuring that we are sharing our learning and day to day life as tamariki of whanau Manuka.  Would love to have you hear from as many as you as possible and look forward to seeing all the comments.  


Monday, October 19, 2020

Te Hiku Film Festival 2020

Te Hiku Manaiakalani Outreach 2 Film Festival 2020

Our theme for the movies this year was “Life in Lockdown” The movies have been played on the big screen

at the Te Ahu Cinema in Kaitaia on Monday 19 October 2020. This is one of the lucky movies to be chosen

from our school. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of this movie. Please click on the

link to view other Manaiakalani Film Festival movies.

Please enjoy and feel free to leave a positive, thoughtful and helpful comment below for the students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

White bait connection

 New Zealand has lots of species of native fresh water and salt water fish and invertebrates. They live in lakes and streams.

These creatures have a wide range of food in their habitat which include; plants, snails, macro invertebrates and food that has been left out for eels.

Reproduction is a tricky one for native fish. What we do know is that native fish always eat their eggs right where the sea and the river meet. This is called the "Love Zone". The Love Zone is full of reeds so it is perfect.

Nothing cant have threats and this is no different. The threats to whitebait and native fish are mainly human impacts like cows, cow poo and fertilizer. Some other fish like Gamboozia are ex-pet goldfish that have been released.

In conclusion, I think that most whitebait and native fish and are doing very well in our waterways. We should keep it that way.

By Taeo

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

All Creatures Great and Small- Bug Studies with Puriri Class

We have been working as tuakana and teina this term to investigate the bug life in our school. We have identified different physical features of bugs and classified them based on what we have discovered.

We also worked together to make a bug hotel. Hopefully a lot of bugs check into their new habitat and help us to create a diverse ecosystem in our school.


Thursday, May 14, 2020

At Home Passion Projects

This term we have been learning from home. We have been learning heaps of amazing things with our families. We documented the processes we made to share them with our class mates. Check out some of our "At Home Passion Projects" below.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lockdown Lego Challenge

While we are learning from home we have been sharing our ideas on how to keep busy. There are a lot of keen lego creators in our class so I will be updating this post with all of the lego creations that we have made so far.

Kearan's Quad bike and Kayak click on his blog to read more about it.